Women Reservation in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly can be historic development
News Kashmir Desk
Women are as paramount as men to take forward the cradle of civilization.
Women are often dynamic leaders of change, galvanizing women and men to get involved, claim their rights, strengthen their communities and protect their planet. Their participation is fundamental to democratic governance.
Women in India participate in voting, run for public offices and political parties at lower levels more than men. Political activism and voting are the strongest areas of women’s political participation.
In 1993, a constitutional amendment was passed in India that called for a random one third of village council leader, or sarpanch, positions in gram panchayat, to be reserved for women. There is a long-term plan to extend this reservation to parliament and legislative assemblies.
The reservation of women in State and Union Territory legislatures and Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha is a long term dream, that would uplift the women.
Stree Shakti – The Parallel Force, one of the prominent organizations of country have been asking for 33 percent reservation in state and Union territory assemblies only . It is a natural step upwards. After Panchayat , Zila Parishad and Nagar Nigam it is only correct to give reservation in State Assemblies and Union Territories .
The expert pulse is that If Jammu and Kashmir will have this reservation implemented it would be positive and historic development.
Chairperson J&K Hajj Committee and Chairperson Baramulla DDC Safina Baig , while talking to the News Kashmir observed that :”
Women reservation in politics is the need of the hour. It is unfortunate reality that political parties give less mandate to women, no nation can grow without the effective participation of women in politics. By virtue of 73th 74th ammendment we had I Jammu and Kashmir women getting the due in panchayat Municipal to DDC. JK Union Territory assembly reservation for women can prove positive omen for entire country. Women are known for having compassion and human touch that would solve many problems, so the Reservation of women in upper levels of politics is must.
33 percent minimum reservation is need of hour in State, Union Territories legislatures and Parliament. Reservation Bill is pending in the Parliament. Under the leadership of honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiatives of hand holding especially for marginalized sections and many great things are happening. Yes definitely we are oldest and largest democracy but only 11 percent women representation in Rajyasabha and 10 percent in Loksabha is less and it needs to increase. India getting tribal women as President is a historic development and deserves all appreciation . I am hopeful that women reservation in all levels of politics would be a reality soon.”